Worthy of Note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
John Wennberg, M.D., director of Dartmouth's Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, is one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Health Care" according to Modern Healthcare Magazine.
D. David Glass, M.D., chair of anesthesiology, is chairing the Ad Hoc Duty Hours Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Paul Batalden, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and of community and family medicine, received the Alfred I. DuPont Award for Excellence in Children's Health Care. The award recognizes the development of innovative, safe, and high-quality systems of medical care.
Jack Cronenwett, M.D., a professor of surgery, is president of the Society for Vascular Surgery.
Paula Schnurr, Ph.D., a research professor of psychiatry, is president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Ann Barry Flood, Ph.D., a professor of community and family medicine, was named editor of Health Services Research.
Michael Sateia, M.D., a professor of psychiatry, was elected to the governing board of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Frances Friedman, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine, received the Laureate Award from the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Physicians- American Society of Internal Medicine.
A cardiac surgery program at Concord, N.H., Hospital, developed by Paul Uhlig, M.D., an associate professor of surgery, in cooperation with DHMC, received the 2002 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made major contributions to improving patient safety.
Donald St. Germain, M.D., a professor of medicine and of physiology, was recently elected a director of the American Thyroid Association.
Jerry Yeo, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology and director of the clinical chemistry and endocrinology laboratories, was elected vice president of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and president of the North American Chinese Clinical Association.
Joseph Henderson, M.D., a professor of community and family medicine, received an award from the Electronic Multimedia Awards Foundation for an interactive program he developed to teach clinical genetics. (See page 5 for more on this project.)
Lionel Lewis, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and of pharmacology and toxicology, was named to the USMLE Step One Test Material Development Committee for Pharmacology and to the NBME Pharmacology Test Committee.
Robert Harbaugh, M.D., a professor of neurosurgery and of radiology, was appointed to the executive committee of the American Stroke Association.
Paul Gardent, M.B.A., executive vice president of Mary Hitchcock Hospital, was named to the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Bernard Arons, M.D., an adjunct professor of psychiatry, is senior science advisor to the director of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Donald Shumway, M.S.S., an adjunct professor of psychiatry, received the Wheelock-Nardi Advocacy Award. Formerly commissioner of health and human services for New Hampshire, he is now president of the Crotched Mountain Foundation.
A digital image by Patrick Saine, M.Ed., an instructor of ophthalmology, was chosen for inclusion in an international juried exhibit, "Images from Science," sponsored by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. (See the feature on page 40 for more of Saine's work.)
David Holznagel, a third-year medical student, was a finalist in a photography contest sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The image he entered, of costumed medical students visiting hospitalized children on Halloween, was included in a photo-essay of Holznagel's work in the Fall 2000 issue of Dartmouth Medicine.
Three graduate students in pharmacology and toxicology recently received awards. The Society of Toxicology's Metals Specialty Award went to Nicole Soucy. Kathryn Chatfield received a Scholarin- Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research. And Kimberley O'Hara received the Mechanisms Section Award of the Society of Toxicology, as well as a Young Investigator Award from the Oxygen Society.
DHMC was recently deemed a good place to work by two magazines in the state. New Hampshire Magazine included the Medical Center on its list of the state's top 10 family-friendly companies, and DHMC was the first hospital ever included in the annual "Best Places to Work" issue published by Business NH Magazine.
Jennifer Plant, a fourth-year medical student, is a Rock Sleyster Scholar of the American Medical Association Foundation. The award goes to students entering psychiatry, and only 20 are presented nationwide.
Kim Sleeper, a pediatric oncology nurse, was presented with the Lauren J. Holm Excellence in Nursing Award at the Northeast Regional Oncology Nursing Conference.
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded the White River Junction, Vt., VA Medical Center a 2002 Robert W. Carey Quality Achievement Award.
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